Allegiant Airlines is now offering seasonal air service between Springfield and Ft. Myers/Punta Gorda, Florida.

The new flights operate twice weekly on Thursday and Sunday evenings. The flight times make for a great weekend getaway.

“We are pleased to add the beaches of Southwest Florida as another affordable, convenient destination option for Springfield area residents,” says Andrew C. Levy, Allegiant Travel Company President. “Our vacation packages and non-stop service to popular vacation destinations have been very popular with residents. We are confident the community will appreciate the convenience of flying nonstop to Punta Gorda and the value of bundling their air, hotel and car rental reservation together.”

Ft. Myers/Punta Gorda is Allegiant’s sixth non-stop vacation destination from Springfield. The others are Los Angeles (seasonal), Las Vegas, Phoenix, Orlando, and Tampa/St. Petersburg.

“Allegiant's addition of Ft. Myers to our roster of 10 non-stop destinations is good news for the flying public,” says Brian Weiler, director of the Springfield airport. “When Allegiant entered our market eight years ago it flew to one destination—now it flies to six. This just proves that when the price is right, customers will come. Allegiant is definitely Springfield's low-fare leader.”

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